Ballyhoo Vol. II, No. 3


Irina Emelin, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s newest clown, seen in Built to Amaze. Photo by Richard Czina.

Editor’s Fanfare:

The question facing the critic: To Review or Not to Review.


Major news breaks from major institutions.







Jessica Hentoff reveals what went through her mind as she helped her daugher Elliana become Ringling’s newest, and youngest female cannonball.

Passing Spectacle:

Ringling’s Built to Amaze





Circus Sarasota’s The Journey Coninues






Kay Rosaire’sAnimal Extravaganza




Mexico’s Circo Rolex





Circus Vargas





Book Review:

Duncan Wall’s An Ordinary Acrobat

Photo Archives:

Richard Czina’s images from


Circus Sarasota

The Animal Extravaganza